pivot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pivot” in the English Dictionary

"pivot" in British English

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pivotnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪv.ət/
a ​fixedpointsupporting something that ​turns or ​balances the ​central or most ​importantperson or thing in a ​situation: The ​formerguerrillaleader has ​become the pivot on which the country's ​emergingpoliticalstability turns/​revolves (= it ​depends on him).

pivotverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈpɪv.ət/ (-tt-)
to ​turn or ​twist: She pivots her ​leftfoot. He pivoted on his ​heels and ​headed out. Future ​deals will pivot on (= ​depend on)easingcommercialconflicts.
(Definition of pivot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pivotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪv·ət/
a ​fixedpointsupporting something which ​turns or ​balances, or a ​person or thing on which something ​elsedepends: Boston was the pivot of his ​emotional and ​intellectuallife.

pivotverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈpɪv·ət/ (-tt-)
to ​turn or ​twist: [T] She pivots her ​leftfoot. [I] He pivoted on his ​heels and ​headed out. [I] Future ​deals will pivot on ​easingcommercialconflicts (= they will ​depend on this).
(Definition of pivot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pivot”
in Spanish eje…
in Vietnamese trục đứng…
in Malaysian pangsi…
in Thai เดือย…
in French pivot…
in German der Drehpunkt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 枢轴, 支点, 关键人物…
in Turkish mil, eksen, en önemli öge…
in Russian точка опоры, ось, основа…
in Indonesian pusat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樞軸, 支點, 關鍵人物…
in Polish oś, kluczowy element…
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